Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation shops for its older consoles–the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Transportable, and PlayStation Vita–will shut up later this 12 months. This implies options resembling buying video games will now not be attainable on these platforms, doubtless signaling the official finish to their lifecycles.
In response to an FAQ on the official PlayStation website, the PS3 and PSP shops shut down on July 2. The PS Vita retailer, in the meantime, closes up on August 27. On account of the shops shuttering, a number of features will cease working, together with buying digital content material, making in-game purchases, and redeeming present playing cards. Reward playing cards redeemed on these platforms will stay within the PSN pockets and might solely be used for PS4 or PS5 content material.
Some features on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita can nonetheless be accessed even in any case three shops shut up. Customers will nonetheless be capable to redownload beforehand bought video games, entry beforehand bought digital content material, redeem video games and PS Plus vouchers, and redownload free titles from PS Plus so long as a subscription is energetic.
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